Growing up in the dense, historical city of Cairo, Yehia was fascinated with the impact of architecture on people’s lives. He saw the power of design and formed a special interest in public projects that shape our cities and communities.
With a desire to help bring positive change, Yehia believes we must find new approaches as we move towards an increasingly complex and interconnected future. Motivated to advance the profession through research and technology, Yehia contributes to both our Building Technology and Mobility labs—advancing the use of sensors technology, progressing our robotic and digital capabilities in building with wood, and exploring how integrating transit with new modes of mobility can enhance the livability of our cities.
In addition to leading the design on many of our impactful projects, Yehia directs the studio’s innovation efforts, working with project teams to connect research and identify topics for investigation. He also provides strategy direction in research and technology across the firm.